This work was supported by theNational Science Foundation under grant number DMI-0218169. Helpful discussions with Dianying Chen, Haibo Qu, and William Osborn are gratefully acknowledged. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the author.
Morphology-Enhanced Low-Temperature Sintering of Nanocrystalline Hydroxyapatite†
Article first published online: 2 AUG 2007
Copyright © 2007 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 19, Issue 17, pages 2364–2369, September, 2007
How to Cite
Wang, J. and Shaw, L. L. (2007), Morphology-Enhanced Low-Temperature Sintering of Nanocrystalline Hydroxyapatite. Adv. Mater., 19: 2364–2369. doi: 10.1002/adma.200602333
- Issue published online: 27 AUG 2007
- Article first published online: 2 AUG 2007
- Manuscript Revised: 5 FEB 2007
- Manuscript Received: 13 OCT 2006
- National Science Foundation. Grant Number: DMI-0218169
- Nanorods, inorganic
By using hydroxyapatite (HA) nanorods, dense (> 99 % theoretical) HA nanocrystalline (see figure) bioceramics were attained at 850 °C through morphology-enhanced diffusion as the driving force for densification. This new mechanism has the potential to give advanced ceramics with enhanced properties or new functionalities.